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good morning. monsoon. dangerous flooding expected from the carolinas, all the way up to maine as remnants of tropical storm nicole dump torrential rain on the east coast. we are following the storm. tragic suicide, a college freshman takes his own life having a sexual encounter in his dorm room is posted on the internet. this morning police say that teenager's roommate and another student were behind the tape. sad passing, actor tony curtis has died. we look at his life and memorable roles today, thursday, we look at his life and memorable roles today, thursday, september 30th, 2010.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. we have a wedding today on the plaza, and it is raining cats and dogs as in many places up and down the east coast. you know what they say? >> it's good luck, the rain. >> exactly right. they will have lots of luck. >> not so lucky for a lot of people to our south. a state of emergency has been declared in parts of north carolina where some areas have already received well over a foot of rain this week. we'll go there live and get to al's forecast straight ahead. some major recalls to tell you about this morning, especially for parents. they involve millions of popular fisher-price toys and high chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should
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stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take you back to last night when we were raining at 2 inches an hour. that causing a lot of problems on the roads.
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u.s. 17 still closed this morning. they actually had to do water rescues as a result of this torrential rain. the good news is most of the night we saw the water come down. great news there. now, winds have not been as high as they were most of the morning, but at times they have gusted to 50 miles an hour. we expect another round of rain, abo but it seems at least in wilmington the worst is over. this is move to the northeast to washington, d.c., baltimore, and new york. it will make a headache of roads and airports today. so far so good. after 20 inches of rain, what they're hoping for tomorrow is sunshine and they'll get it. back to you. we have a tent up for melissa and jeremy's wedding thankfully because this rain is going to keep coming down. let's take a look and see what's going on. we've got the remnants of nicole. these -- it's ex-nicole, but a secondary low pressure system has developed in north carolina.
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we have a tornado watch from the carolinas to washington, d.c., until 1:00 this afternoon. we've also got the risk of strong storms from cape hatteras to new york city and long island. possibility of tornadoes developing during this system. we've got flood watches and warnings. you can see the heavy rain making its way up the coast during the afternoon into early tomorrow morning. this rain lasts into new england until tomorrow evening. the good news is the weekend looks pretty good. flash flood watches in effect today through tonight. we have flash flood watches and flood watches. why? rainfall amounts, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain, but inland around washington, d.c., parts of eastern pennsylvania, and on into central new york, 5 to 7 inches of rain over the next 48 hours. so flooding is going to be a big problem over the next 48 hours from the carolinas here to new york. matt? >> i'll take it, al. thank you very much. we'll get the rest of al's
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forecast in a moment. now to heightened security at some of europe's most historic landmarks after security officials uncover what they consider to be a credible terror plot. what was in the works over there? what are sources telling you about this terror plot and why now? >> this is a real plot that dates back to the summer. the good news is u.s. and western european counterterrorism officials have been on top of it since then. it is a significant attempt by al qaeda. that's the important point to look at targets in western europe germany france, at the very least, potentially denmark and the uk. there are conflicting reports about what type of methods they're considering, but bottom line, this is a threat taken very seriously. >> one report i read is it would be shooting sprees in britain and germany and france. >> right. styled along the way that the mumbai attacks happened in 2008
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where just a handful of individuals with ak-47s and hand grenades killed over 160 people. many people have thought why hasn't that happened in the west yet? that's one potential. there's one individual providing information that points to that type of method but not conclusive and not the only stream of threat reporting we're following now. >> that individual, is that the german who was arrested in afghanistan and trained in pakistan? >> that's right. sidiqi is providing a lot of information. some concern is that he might be seeking to influence as well as inform. bottom line, there are multiple streams of threat reporting pointing towards a potential threat in europe, and sidiqi is providing one threat of reporting officials are looking at. >> you also mentioned al qaeda central which would mean osama bin laden. do you have any idea how involved he might have been in this plot? >> most people believe bin laden still plays a significant role.
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he looks at potential plots, he blesses them and provides strategic guidance. he's not involved in the day-to-day activity. if it is an al qaeda central plot, it tells us al qaeda still aspires to attack the west and we didn't know if they had the capability. if this plot truly is real, then we now know they are still in control of the capability to do so. >> how concerned should we be they may come after us here in this country? >> i don't think this plot is related to the united states. right now u.s. counterterrorism officials think it's focused on europe but out of an abundance of caution they're looking at any thet reporting that might pertain to the united states. blooi bottom line, this is would you know that's european focused at this point. >> should americans be concerned about going abroad? >> not at all. we should travel. >> i want to talk about the attempted bombing in times square that occurred on may 1st. prosecutors just released a video showing what that bomb could have done if it went off and looking at reports what
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faisal shahzad told authorities. what are they hearing? >> what is sig fant is he planned to do additional bombings. he was going to go back into the city and continue to conduct attacks until he was caught or killed. that is news. the video demonstrates if shahzad had been a little more talented and smarter, he could have successfully detonated that bomb and killed dozens. this was a real significant plot and he was a very significant operative. >> roger cressey, thank you very much. >> let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. amy, good to have you here. good morning. >> good morning. we begin with federal officials trying find out what caused a highway hor wednesday in bethesda, maryland. a bus carrying sightseeing passengers plunged 45 feet to the ground. the driver was killed. at least 12 passengers were hurt. rising tensions between the u.s. and pakistan. this morning, pakistan said a
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nato helicopter attacked a security post near the afghan border killing three pakistani troops. pakistan then blocked a vital supply route. congress members go home to campaign. president obama told voters in virginia that republicans have no serious ideas on how to reduce the nation's deficit. it was an emotional homecoming for a pilot. greeted by his wife, pilot jack conroy called the laning the most significant thing that's happened to him in 32 years of flying. he said though he was just doing his job. and hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest in his home in nevada. he was perhaps best known for his role in "some like it hot." the father of jamie lee curtis,
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tony curtis was 85. it's 7:09. let's head back to meredith and matt. certainly a huge loss. >> and first of all, jamie lee is a very big kind of friend of ours here, and so our condolences go out to her and the entire family. it is a terrible loss. he was here in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood and, remember, when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> great storyteller, too. >> what a life. >> amy mentioned that "some like it hot" movie where he got to kiss marilyn monroe. reporters asked him what it was like to kiss marilyn monroe. he said he thought it was a dumb question so he gave them a dumb answer, it was like kissing hitler. got a lot of press. >> a miserable day.
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>> along the eastern seaboard but -- >> she only cares about her own neck of the world. >> let's check it out. we kid because we love. you can see all this sunshine, big beneficial area of high pressure protecting much of the country. got some high surf advisories along the west coast but for the most part we have boufl weather here. if you like all this rain and you're a duck. otherwise, we got strong storms, possibility of tornadoes in the mid-atlantic states, but sunshine just about everyplace else here's a beautiful sunrise and a scene from san bruno off to the east. patches of low clouds this morning and a nice forecast thanks to a stronger sea breeze. maybe low 90s inland, but a big drop from the last couple of days. 80s to low 90s inland and mostly 70s around the bay today and 60s near the coast. the trend for the next few days is cooler. one item to watch is the moisture out of southern california. it may cause clouds over the
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santa cruz mountains over the next couple of days. that's your latest weather. matt. >> thank you very much. to politics and two controversial tea party candidates making waves ir there in a respective states. nbc kelly o'donnell is in washington with this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. politics often gets personal and confrontational. it's unusual to see major candidate pile over like this. new york's republican candidate for governor, carl paladino lost it with a reporter after paladino accused democrat andrew cuomo of cheating on his ex-wife. >> stay away from me. what evidence do you have? >> reporter: about to deliver a speech in upstate new york. >> guy, easy. >> don't touch me. >> reporter: a heated exchange erupted between tea party republican carl paladino and "new york post" reporter, fred dicker. paladino had just given an interview to "politico" where he
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said, has anyone asked andrew cuomo about his paramours or why his wife left him or threw him out of the house. >> do you have any evidence for the charge you made? a simple question. >> of course i do, you will get it at the appropriate time. you're not entitled to it. >> reporter: a business man who has never run for office, paladino has been under intense scrutiny. >> this will be one hell of a year. >> reporter: he told nbc news he is an angry candidate. >> i am angry. it's okay. all right to show people you're angry. >> reporter: married 40 years, paladino has acknowledged publicly his own extramarital affair that produced a daughter now 10. he appeared furious that the "new york post" had visited the child's home. >> you send another reporter to my daughter's house and i'll take you out, buddy. >> you will take me out? how will you do that? >> watch. >> reporter: paladino and his campaign manager accused the reporter of bias. >> you're working for cuomo. >> reporter: cuomo was divorced
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from robert f. kennedy's daughter, carey, sporting his run for governor. he had no comment on the accusations of infidelity and blamed it on cuomo. >> he sent his bird dogs out to make accusation is an intelligence me. that's okay? he sent his bird dogs. i don't send bird dogs to do my dirty work. >> reporter: from all that venting to off-camera exchange. delaware tea party candidate christine o'donnell denied new accusations she misrepresented her education, calling that categorically untrue. a networking profile with her photo listed the university of oxford and clairmont graduate university. o'donnell did not attend either school. she claims that profile was faked. she says she completed a summer program run by the phoenix institute at the oxford university location and attended the clairemonth institute, not a
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university. o'donnell says she never created a linked in profile. linked in took that down but did not comment whether it was fake or not. issues about her education came up in the first place because she attended college years ago, only received her bachelor's degree a few weeks ago after finishing up some last minute requirements. >> kelly o'donnell from washington, thank you very much. 7:15. here's meredith. >> thank you. a warning to parents. there are a number of recalls including popular children's toys and high chairs and sleeping aids. tom is at the consumer products safety commission. >> good morning. the consumer products safety commission an canada are announcing these recalls, a lot of fisher-price brand name items here. we begin with 7 million fisher-price trikes and tough trikes sold in the u.s. and canada. the trikes have a protruding
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plastic key known to cause injury to children's genitals. they are intended for children between the ages of 2 and 5, sold from january of '97 through september 2010. if you have one, fisher-price will replace that key. also replacing more than a million healthy care, easy clean and close to me high chairs. there are pegs on the back of the legs meant for storage and reports of at least 14 children being injured after falling on or against those pegs. fisher-price recalling more than 3 million infant toys sold under a number of names, baby play zone, gymnastics, ocean wonders, a choking hazard there and 120,000 little people wheelies because they can come off and cause a choking hazard. fisher-price this morning said it wants to assure its customers its products are overwhelmingly safe. we talked to the consumer products commission chairman. >> we have now some of the
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strongest toy standards we ever had before. we want to give the consumers confidence we are looking at these toys to insure they're safe for their children. this recall today just happens to be four fisher-price toys with over 10 million toys being recalled. >> there's one more recall to tell you about, coming from the consumer products safety commission and fda. these sleep positioners have become very popular and some manufacturers claim they can help alleviate the risk of the child dying of sids. the fda says no evidence of that and some children have suffocated and the warning is not to use sleep positioners at all. >> massive recall. thanks. the washington state woman admitted to putting acid on her own face appeared in court the first time wednesday. peter alexander is in vancouver in washington with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. you likely remember this story.
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bethany storro in that emotional news conference claiming a woman threw acid on her face. later, police tell us she admitted it was all a lie. now, for the first time, we are seeing her without those bandages, this time standing before a judge. inside this courtroom, bethany storro's severe in stricted burns were finally revealed. a face deep red and scarred with only a small bandage on her nose. in her first court appearance, storro pleaded not guilty to three felony theft charges. last month after lying to the public and police claiming an african-american woman approached her on the street and flew acid on herp fac face, she flooded by the community and raised $20,000 to help her. she spent $15,000 of the money. >> part of the money was spent on meals, red robin train
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tickets up to seattle. >> i want people to know what this person did to me and the trauma it's caused me. >> reporter: just two weeks after this emotional news conference, police say storro admitted the whole story was a hoax, confessing she repeatedly dabbed her own face with drain cleaner. court papers reveal doctors and detectives were skeptical of storro's story from the start. her burn marks were even as if the acid had been applied, not thrown, there were no splash marks on her body and her clothes and no physical evidence at the scene. her parents apologized for her action and made this promise. >> we will lean on our faith and family and friends and community to get our daughter the medical attention she needs and counseling she deserves. >> reporter: after wednesday's hearing, storro was booked into jail and immediately released, the judge ordering her to follow the rules of this psychiatric treatment center where storro
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agreed to stay until her trial is set to begin in december. why did she do it? storro told detectives she wanted to die or at least have a completely different face. >> destroying your face is destroying essentially your identity. now, i look as hurt and damaged on the outside as i feel on the inside. >> reporter: prosecutors say the co-owner of a local fitness center is one of storro's alleged victims who raised and donated hundreds of dollars to help her. >> i think she just needs help. >> reporter: initially storro showed strength amist adversity. >> in time, i'm going to forgive her. >> reporter: now, some of her alleged victims may forgive her, even if the legal system does not. storro's parents say all the donated money will be returned and the bank holding the money has been frozen and say any not returned or picked up by local individuals will be turned turnover a local burn center.
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>> peter alexander in washington. thank you very much. just ahead, a college freshman takes his own life after secretly broadcast on the internet having an encounter with another man. two fellow students now charged in that case. we'll have the latest. this is [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp,
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good morning. time now is 7:26. checking the latest on your morning commute. >> we will take you to the earlier problem. the accident cleared lanes and still a problem, but not quite as bad for westbound 580. look at the jam still coming in and livermore and the pass, still 42 minutes and that's 10 minutes better than about a half hour ago. more folks heading down and i was worried that would cause folks to head out and make a back up. that's what we see with the live shot and we see sun and clouds too. >> not too much in the way of
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clouds around sunol or livermore, but good enough for a jacket. southwest winds and hints at the sea breeze coming back that means more mild temperatures for a change. 80s to low 90s and the trend into the weekend looks cooler. time is 7:27. more news afterhe b
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serving up a side of controversy over a burger joint that wants to open. people from walnut creek are upset about a planned in and out burger set to open on north main street in pleasant hill. they say it will mean traffic and rowdy crowds to the neighborhood. the contra costa times said in and out is offering to have an independent consultant do a traffic study, but walnut creek commissioners said the city should come up with a plan. more local news in a half hour and the today show returns in less than a minute. see you back here in a bit.
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♪ ♪ 7:30 now on a thursday morning. the: 30eth day of september, 2010. wedding day. we have a beautiful tent set up for our guests of loving nature this morning. right now, those guests or some of them are being treated by our singer. we will have more on this inside studio 1a. i'm matt lauer along with meredith vieira. you should be a welding singer. >> i have the voice for it. want to hear me now? >> no. >> later? >> no. >> okay.
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>> meanwhile, our bride and groom, melissa and jeremy are racing to get ready. jeremy has been in iraq and have been separated during their courtship and get ready. >> they have had a hard time. >> may have. a nude study about mammograms suggest that screening starting at the age of 40 can lower the risk of dying from peace cancer and last year, a study said women should wait until the age of 50. which is it? nancy snyderman gets the study for us. a freshman from rutgers university took his own life after being secretly recorded during an intimate moment. it's been posted on the internet and two students have been charged on this case. our nbc correspondent is live on the campus. good morning to you. >> reporter: grief counselors have been at work on this campus a week.
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there's plenty of work to do. a terrible day. the students are all from new jersey. only 18, just began their freshman years, one is dead, the body from the hudson may be his and the lives of the other two have been changed forever. when tyler clementi celebrated his high school graduation this past june, he already won acclaim as a violinist and scholarship he would use at rutgers university. but his roommate, dharun ravi announced on twitter the roommate asked for the room until midnight. i went to molly's room and turn on my webcam and saw him making out with a dude, yea and also broadcast him live over the internet where untold number of viewers could watch. then he allegedly tried to do it again, tweeting, yes, it's happening again. this time it did not work, the next day a police source told
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nbc news two witnesses saw clementi jump off the towering george washington bridge to his death. molly he referred to, classmate molly wei have been criminally charged with violating new jersey's privacy laws and could face 3 to 5 years in prison. not enough says privacy expert. >> i think if the prosecutors limit this to just the privacy violations in state law, they're not doing their jobs. >> reporter: clementi's suicide may be the latest tragic teen death linked to the internet and humiliate violations of privacy. last year, 13-year-old hope and 18-year-old jesse logan both took lair lives in separate incidents after nude photos they sected to close friends were forwarded to their classmates. in tyler's death, his accused tormenters face criminal charges. rutgers, like so many schools, continues to struggle with issues of privacy in the internet age. >> the basic element we have is human nature that can exploit
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anything to do any number of bad things to other individuals. >> reporter: clementi's family issued a statement calling him a fine young man and distinguished musician. the family is heartbroken beyond words and cooperating fully with the ongoing criminal investigation of two rutgers university students. friends mourn the loss of a young and hopeful talent. >> outside of being an extremely talented musician, tyler was an amazing person who made you feel great and you couldn't help but smile when tyler smiled at you. >> reporter: no comment from molly wei or her lawyer or the lawyer for dharun ravi did tell me yesterday his client is confused and upset and still struggling to understand what happened. both suspects are at home with their families awaiting arraignment. >> mike taibbi on the campus. thank you very much. a safety expert and the vice
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president of student affairs at rutgers university, good morning to you both. >> good morning, matt. >> let me start with you. it's obviously a horrible day for students and everyone at rutgers. what is the university doing to deal with this situation? >> the campus is in mourning. we're all very very sad about what has happened to tyler. our heart goes out to his family. there is no greater tragedy than to lose a child. our entire campus mourns with him. >> i know you cannot, because of federal law, speak specifically about the case, but i wonder, has there ever been any kind of similar incident at rutgers? any situation involving such a gross invasion of privacy? >> i've been in higher education 36 years working with students and i have never seen a case like this in that 36 year period. it's highly unusual for a case like this to happen. mostly what happens in our residence hall, students develop a close-knit trust relationship
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and attachment to each other. for a student to do this, it violates the trust relationship that usually exists within the residence hall and shocked our entire university. >> tragically or ironically, this was announced on a day the university was announcing something called "project civility" long in the planning, about compassion and courtesy and everyday interactions. there was even a session planned as part of that program called uncivil gadgets, changing technologies and civil behavior. this was not something that wasn't on the radar. >> civility is an issue that the university talks about with our students at all times. it's part of the way we true to build character and help students understand how they interact with one another. there's a lot of ways our students interact on the internet and one another. part of our responsibility as educators is to teach them how that interaction needs to occur with one another and with people outside the community. >> it's become so easy for
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people to record just about anything and then stream it online. do you think because of the ease of this, that these young people simply forget this is not only an af front to privacy, it's illegal? >> it's very illegal and more than affront to privacy. we talk about this as privacy issue, it makes me very nervous. >> these are smart kids that got into rutgers and very competitive. they knew it shouldn't happen. it's easy. think about it, technology lets you do it and done. >> there's a charge of a couple of counts of invasion of provides. it could more serious charges be filed? for example, if prosecutors can connecticut the dots directly from this invasion of provides said in recording and streaming online to the suicide of this this young man, could the charge of involuntary manslaughter, i know you're not a prosecutor. >> but a lawyer. i don't think that's going to happen. we looked at that with megan myers case as well. i think you will see a lot more serious charges especially civil
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rights charges used by the prosecutor in the phoebe case, the modern way of approaching it. >> a student went online and to told others to log into this and watch this. if unwittingly they did this, could they be accomplice to this? >> no. we're allowed in this country to watch terrible things happen an not report them as long as we don't have a special relationship. we're here far too often to talk about this. it has to stop. i'll help rutgers do it. i have kids who knew him and work with me and knew tyler and knew what a huge loss it is. >> this is an incredible lesson not only about remembering and respecting privacy of others, i know privacy makes you nervous. we are not safe. we have a laptop computer next to you, simply open, has a camera on it, could record this entire conversation or anything else in the room. >> absolutely. if somebody puts a trojan horse,
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hacking type program without your knowledge, can turn it on and off when ever they want to, walk oo your bathroom, having sex, a private conversation, you are now on national tv. >> we appreciate your input, both of you. our condolences to everyone at rutgers, and thanks for being with us. a check of the weather now from al. >> today's weather is brought to you by the american cancer society. the official sponsor of birthday. >> good morning. as we take a look at temperatures around the country. good news in california. temperatures have cooled off, more seasonal conditions, 90s in southern texas, hundreds in the desert southwest we normally expected. a little on the chilly side in the great lakes, plenty of sunshine and bad weather along the eastern seaboard with remnants of nicole and a secondary low developed and risk of strong storms, flash flooding and tornado watches in effect from the carolinas to washington d.c. until
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>>. >> here's a great sight if you want to see cooler temperatures. the low clouds spill across the gap into the bay. eventually that will lead to lower temperatures. we will get close to 90 in the warmer places further away. mostly 70s on the bay and 60s on the coast and a cool down should follow us as we approach the weekend. mild temperatures with morning clouds. next week, high pressure strengthens and temperatures are soaring back to the 90s by wednesday. on a day like today, you want to keep track of your weatherall day long, go to weath >> visitors in las vegas are complaining about getting a lot more sun than they bargained fun. >> it's jokingly called the death ray. the sun from the hotel is making
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it hot enough to cinch hair and melt plastic. with its $8.5 billion price tag, the new city center complex is the hottest spot on the las vegas strip. maybe a little too hot. >> i actually thought, my god, we destroyed the ozone layer because i am being burned. >> reporter: bill was laying out by the pool at the vdara hotel when he said the heat from the sun was unbearable. >> my head was steaming hot and my hair was burning and i could smell my hair burning. >> reporter: he ran for cover under an umbrella to get away from the intense heat. he left his newspaper behind and said the rays melted some of the plastic away. >> this was not just uncomfortable, impossible to sit there. you were literally being burned. this is the swimming pool and where i was seated. >> reporter: he said the sun's
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rays were bouncing off the vdara hotel and focusing on him, a phenomenon sonoma and solar convergence, the glass heat of the surface of the hotel acts as a parabolic dish and it concentrates the light in a 10 by 15 foot hot zone, moving across the pool area. >> i said to the staff, i said, i don't know if you know what's going on out here, but i was being burned. they're like, yeah, we know, we call it the death ray. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news, a spokesperson for mgm resorts international, the hotel's owner, said the pool staff did receive occasional questions about the elevated questions at the pool area as the convergence moved across the pool deck and offertory relocate guests at other seats on the deck. when a reporter paid a visit to the pool this week, he felt the intensity of the hot zone and guests did, too. >> this is vegas and people eat and drink at the pool as sport
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and might fall asleep not knowing they are in a very hot area and get very serious burns. >> reporter: bill said he has no interest in suing the hotel, just wants to make sure no one else gets burned. >> i want them to fix it so nobody does get hurt and everybody can enjoy the pool. >> reporter: the spokesperson for mgm international said they are working with designers with new options, shade structures for guest, more greenery to provide additional shade and umbrellas. with kids around, it could be scary. >> we're laughing about it on one hand but very dangerous. thank you so much. still ahead, jeremy and melissa exchange their vows live on the plaza. up next, the confusion over when women should start getting mammograms. happy birthday to you. ♪ happy birthday to you. ♪ happy birthday, happy birthday...
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this is a confusing study, you're right. >> there's so much controversy and confusion. women used to be told get your mam a gram whmogram when they'r now wait until you're 50. now this study. what do you think of it? >> it's telling us science is a moving target and somewhat controversial. this is a study outdoor of sweden basically claims for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s with mass screening compared to later, you can cut the death rate by 26%. some in the u.s. are saying not so fast. this is in fact a flawed study. here's what it boils down to, meredith. if you are diagnosed in your 40s with a breast cancer and it's found and i'm diagnosed later in my 50s, you do well and i don't, the assumption is you found yours earlier and therefore it's
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better. what we do know is not all breast cancer is the same. perhaps your breast cancer would be found and melt away on its own or found and treated and nothing would happen and mine in fact was a more aggressive tumor. we can't throw them all in the same waste basket. the american cancer society and the american academy of radiology have a book that came out in support of this study. i caution people there is a conflict of interests for both of those organizations. there's big money behind mammography. if you pause for a second and look at some of the people saying it's flawed because everything's lumped together, the american cancer society also made a statement yesterday that if 22 million -- 22 million american women are screened early, starting at the age of 40, that about 2,000 women's lives will be saved. if you're one of those 2,000 women, i understand why it's important. but conversely, that means 21
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milli, million 800,000 women have to be screened every year to find the tumors. mammography is not without its consequences. it means the chest is getting radiated every year and the cumulative effects, we don't know for years. i would ask everyone to stand back and pause and remember medicine is individualized. and for those women who couldn't have a risk factors, perhaps you don't need to start at 40, for those women who have strong family hfa family histories or know you have a genetic hitch, talk about when to screen, i wouldn't undo what our task force said last year based on this study. >> the task force said wait until you're 50 if you have no known risk of developing breast cancer. >> that's right. they also said, remember to individualize and talk to your doctor because so much of this screening comes down to individual risk factors, your own concern and, frankly, the need not to overdiagnose and not
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to overtreat in society today. >> thank you very much. >> you bet, meredith. >> still ahead, we put america's cheapest family to the test to see if they can help th family slash their grocery bills. 00 miles. it was always... [ laughing ] that seat's not happening without a big miles upcharge. a miles upcharge wasn't part of the deal. was i supposed to go without my wife? [ elevator bell dings ] [ grunting ] haha, that was awkward. so we upgraded to the venture card from capital one. we've had it with the games. [ male announcer ] don't pay miles upcharges. don't play games. get the flight you want with the venture card at what's in your wallet?
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out of the pass, just 30 minutes and that's 10 minutes better than the drive we saw about a half hour ago. that's when it's red towards highway 84. my map looks lick it stopped animation. i was going to show you the south bay jammed up on to northbound 280 as well. the live shot of oakland, northbound slowing around the coliseum and slow from 238 and starting the slow down up to the downtown about 16 minutes off the 238 through downtown. the big deal here is the fact that there was fog earlier and now haze hanging around. it's sunny, but not as warm.
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>> we are seeing low clouds towards san francisco and around golden gate bridge. the inland temperatures are not bad. 90 inland around morgan hill. 68 in san francisco. further away from the bay, you will find 92 at lake port and 81 for petaluma. the seven-day forecast looks a bit more mild for a change with morning clouds and turning warmer again the middle of next week. the time is 7:57. more news after the break.
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the man charged with shooting a fremont police officer will make a plea in court today. 20-year-old andrew is charged with wounding a police officer, todd young last month. they tried to serve him with an arrest warrant. police say he then left the scene in a stolen car and eventually he was caught and an alleged accomplice a few yards from the mexican border. he did not know that the person he shot was a police officer. more local news in a half hour and the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning. our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval.
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we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. 8:00 now on this thursday morning, september 30th, 2010. we're getting ready to throw a wedding right here in rockefeller plaza. we're not letting the rain dampen this day at all. melissa and jeremy's big day. we want it to be perfect. i'm meredith viera. the moment is fast approaching right now. melissa and jeremy are getting ready, in separate rooms, of course. the wedding will take place in a half hour. >> they did a nice job. look at this tent. >> just a little while ago in the makeup room.
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she is so calm. >> i know. >> jeremy is climbing the walls. not at all. also we have coming up, you remember the cheapest family in america? they're back today. they're going to help another family cut the grocery bills in half. a lot of people across the country could use right now. >> plus, more of our special education nation series. this time it's meredith's turn, going back to high school. >> absolutely. in jeffrey, canada. project home. great guy. >> leading the charge. >> he sure s. >> but first, let's get a check of the news. >> good morning, meredith. good morning, everyone. damaging winds and heavy rain are lashing the east coast today. a state of emergency has been declared in north carolina where the remnants of tropical storm nicole caused flash flooding on wednesday. flooding is possible today as far north as new england. and tornado watches are also in effect for some areas. the head of johnson & johnson is testifying before congress today about a so-called phantom recall that started last
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year. millions of bottles of over the counter medicine after a manufacturing defect was discovered. the company's ceo denies that johnson & johnson tried to secretly buy up supplies of drugs such as motrin and children's tylenol to avoid a public recall. he also insists the public was never at risk. federal investigators are searching for the cause of a wednesday bus accident outside washington, d.c., that killed the driver and injured more than a dozen sight seers including several children. police said the bus crashed through a highway guardrail and rolled over while tumbling down a 45-foothill. 33 miners trapped underground for nearly two months are doing their part to speed up their own rescue. new video shows the men using hefry machinery to remove debris falling from the hole that's being drilled to rescue them. overseas markets are low they are morning. melissa lee is at the new york stock exchange. melissa, i understand there is news about aig. >> that's right, amy.
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aig shares are moving sharply higher this morning on news it is moving closer to independence from the u.s. government. just this morning aig and the government agreeing on an exit plan in which the treasury would convert about $49 billion in preferred shares into common shares and sell those shares over time into the general markets. we should note that aig got the biggest government bailout, about $180 billion which resulted in the government taking on an 80% stake in the company. if all goes as planned, under this exit plan, u.s. taxpayers would be repaid in full. amy? >> all right. melissa lee, thank you. the u.s. postal service is expecting approval today of the request for a rate hike. if it happens, the price of a first class stamp would go up two pennies to 46 cents. is 8:03. time for the weather and al. >> and good morning.
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we've got this system, double barrel low pressure system, remnants of nicole and another low that's developed along the coast. des moines, iowa, nbc 13, sunny and pleasant. 72 degrees. rain along the eastern seaboard. tornado watch until 1:00 this afternoon from the carolinas to washington, d.c. you can see all that moisture streaming on up here. we have severe weather possibilities later today. look at the rainfall amounts, especially interior sections of the and here's an interesting view. low clouds really starting to spill in across the bay. downtown san francisco kind of poking out between the clouds there. look at your temperatures this afternoon, upper 60s to low 70s around the tip of the peninsula. warming around san jose. but thanks to the sea breeze and a deepening marine layer next few days will trend more mild. lots of clouds on the coast and middle part of next week temperatures rebound as high pressure builds back strongly by next wednesday. same.
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the charters that work tend to be in urban areas. >> i just want to be able to hire great teachers and fire lousy teachers and make sure we get the right leaders. >> you know you will be the first graduate from this school. can you visualize yourselves in caps and gowns? >> i can't wait. >> i plan to go to college and become a doctor. >> i plan to study law. >> i want to be an architect. >> i want to go to college and be an accountant. >> for students like this, it is an uphill battle. her big brother she is very close to, is in prison. it's messages like this one encourage her dreams do come
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true. >> do you ever wonder where you would be today without this school? >> dropping out or getting involved with the street. >> my fear, if this wasn't here, would she be a mom? would she be out on drugs? >> you will have a good year this year? okay. can you -- >> poliis mr. canada superman tu in any way? >> he's definitely superman. he's what we needed, who we've been waiting for. >> you're a junior, talking about wesleyan. >> yes. that's my dream. i athleticism determin i'm determined to make it happen. >> their budget is 84 million, tuition is free and there is limited space and tuition is by lottery. jeffrey tells me it's his least favorite day of the year but good news is students who don't attend the school can still participate in after school programs and 90% of those seniors have already gotten into
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college. interesting all the students said after one year, they all wanted to leave. it's very hard. >> long school days. >> often going to school on weekends as well, they go to school all year long. their parents said you're not going to. stick it out, stick it out. all those kids graduating next year said they're so grateful now, it really saved them. and that girl is going to wesleyan. she will get in, i bet she will get in. >> we're all excited. >> we need more schools like that. >> absolutely. just ahead, we have a wedding ahead. we hope our bride -- moments ago, how's she feeling? melissa, how are you feeling? you seem so calm? >> i'm doing great, so excited. i think i am pretty calm, trying to keep myself composed. >> did you get any sleep last night? >> very little. i'm going on adrenaline right now. very good. >> i know the wedding party, everybody doing good, i know you
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haven't seen jeremy today. everybody else doing well? >> everybody is doing great. they're all so excited. >> the reception will take a few blocks from here at the hudson terrace. natalie is there. getting ready? >> it is absolutely stunning. they just finished putting the finishing touches on this gorgeous cake designed from connecticut. can you believe these flowers are sugar flowers? they look like the whole thing. >> and this stunning backdrop is the hudson credible views on a day. and we can't wait to welcome jeremy and melissa a t wedding. >> back live on the plaza after your local news and weather.
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good morning, everybody. time now, 8:26. i'm brad canon checking in on the commute. >> we are aware there will be a backup at the bay bridge. if you're coming off 880 on the overcrossing reports of debris, tire in one of the lane, watch for a crew and some additional slowing as you're coming off the 8 exac 880 overcrossing. the maze, it's slow. the san mateo bridge, we're hearing about a disabled vehicle but watching this, haven't seen any slowing. livermore, slower.
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warmer, cooler. what's going on? >> out towards livermore it's warm. the reason why we're cooling down, sped up. you can see low cloud, the cooer air undercutting the warm air under the bay area that drops temperatures around the peninsula and coast. around san francisco, mid-70s for oakland. 90s in the warmest places inland but the trend as we get into the weekend looks cooler with morning clouds and warmer middle part of next week. more news after the break. k.
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say the robber was arounded with a knife. local news coming up. "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning.
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8:30 now on a thursday morning, the 30th day of september, 2010. around here, it's known as melissa and jeremy's wedding day. just two months ago, they did not even know they'd be getting married here on the plaza and we're here two months later with
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the details chosen by our viewers, everything from the cake to rings and eventually the honeymoon and music from the orchestra. >> and we will meet some of them in a few moments as they walk down the aisle. >> we will head down the reception where no detail has been overlooked. wedding planner ex-extraordinary na nair, colin has not overlooked any details. >> some consider this a sign of fertility. >> i think you've just given your forecast. give us a check of the weather for the wedding day. >> there you go. see what's going on. we will show you for today, we are looking at rough weather. for saturday, up and down the eastern seaboard, wet weather in the ohio river valley. sunny and hot out west. then on sunday, beautiful
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weather in the northeast, warm wet weather in the northwest and sunny and hot on the west coast tranquil site around the bay area. fog coming back in that helps cool us down. upper 60s and low 70s around san francisco. mid-80s, san jose. north bay, 80s and 90s further inland around ukiah and vacaville. it looks mild with morning clouds. the weekend looks pretty pleasant then temperatures heating up again by next wednesday. coming up next, melissa and jeremy get married live here on the plaza. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] sacramento and silicon valley
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welcome back to rockefeller plaza, where we're celebrating today's wedding, modern love, the wedding you've been planning the last six months is about to begin. melissa and jeremy will exchange their vows on our plaza in a few minutes. >> guests have arrived, they're seated. up at the altar, reverend dr. steve cox will officiate, an old family friend of the mcmillans, a district superintendent with the united methodist church. >> our groom, jeremy gephardt is making his way down the aisle. he is wearing his air force dress. looks fantastic.
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just returned from his second tour in afghanistan, on his second tour of duty and currently stationed in alaska and plans to return to missouri, where melissa lives, next spring. >> here are jeremy's parents, cindy and dale gebhardt. they have been married 27 years. they must be so proud. >> absolutely. >> melissa's mom, mary mcmillin is making her way down the aisle with melissa's brother and is a first grade teacher. he's four years older than milissa and just graduated from law school. bret is a senior at rockledge high school and both adore jeremy and melissa and have a close relationship with her. >> the bridal parties starting to make their way down the aisle. the ladies wearing the dresses you voted for. the men wearing suits by kenneth
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cole. these are a variation of the suits jeremy will change into for the reception a little later this morning. >> the first pair, one of melissa's maids of honor. she met jermaine 9 first grade and they have been friends of melissa since they were kids, she's a senior of melissa's in virginia. >> the other maid of honor, jeremy is joseph's brother, still in high school. he's a huge nascar fan and hopes to have a door rear in racing. kate is melissa's sorority sister and a roommate at the university of columbia. >> robert met jeremy in first grade and have been friends ever since. amanda is another one of melissa's sorority sisters and roommates, a student at the university of missouri. >> now, we have rye coleman with kate. he is at the university of missouri studying journalism.
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we like that. met jeremy in sixth grade. caitlin is a high school friend of melissa's and met in show choir. the little flower girl, abby, is making her way down the aisle now. she is the daughter of melissa's cousin. and she is in the first grade. >> and she is absolutely adorable. >> isn't she cute? ♪ >> and here she is, our beautiful bride we have gotten to know in the last few weeks, melissa mcmillin, wearing the
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dress you chose for her. i'm starting to cry. we want to share a secret to you. her bouquet is a personal item and watch from her 90-year-old donna, who couldn't make the trip and her other grandmother's wedding ring that passed away when she was 13. walking her down, her father, he and his wife, celebrated their wedding anniversary this summer. >> jeremy proposed to melissa when rereturned from an attorney in iraq in 2009. it all began with jeremy's video entry to our show, all the way from the second tour of duty in afghanistan. >> friends, we are gathered in this unlikely place, at this
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unexpected time, because we wish to bear witness to a moment made holy, as jeremy gephardt and melissa mcmillin enter into the covenant of marriage. we believe marriage is a sacred covenant between two people that mirr mirror's god's love for us and our relationship with jesus christ. that is not just a celebration of love, a commitment to a lifetime of faithfulness and loyalty, one to the other. jeremy and melissa, you do not make your vows alone, you stand in the presence of god. you are surrounded by your parents, your family, your friends. troops in afghanistan and thousands of others, who are cheering you on today, even though you will never meet them. each of us is committed in our own way, to support and encourage you. so who gives melissa to be married to jeremy? >> her mother and i.
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>> jeremy and melissa, i suspect you have wondered about this moment for much of your lives. when you were younger, you may have dreamed of a perfect person, one who was just the rite height or had just the right color hair. one who was a great athlete or elegant dancer. and then you met each other, and you put aside all those dreams because reality -- because reality was so much better than what you had. or recently, you may have wondered about this wedding, about where it would be, about what you would wear, about what your rings would look like, about what the weather would look like. and, again, except for the weather, your dreams have been cast aside, because reality is so much better than what you thought. it's just as well. because it is likely that
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whatever you imagined about this moment, about your marriage, will never measure up to what you are about to encounter. i'd like you to turn and face each other so you might see clearly into each other's eyes. join hands so your pulse might become one and now proclaim before god your vows that will transform and sustain you in life. jeremy. >> melissa, in the name of god, i take you to be my wife, i will love you on the good days and on the bad, whether we live in wealth or in poverty. i will love you whether we are near or apart. when we are young and we are old. i love and i cherish who you are and who i am when i miss you. i pledge to always remain with you. >> melissa. >> jeremy, in the name of god, i take you to be my husband.
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i will love you on good days and in bad, whether we live in wealth or in poverty, in good health or in illness. i will love you when we are far apart and when we are sitting close, while we are young and when we are old. i love and cherish who you are and who i am with you. i love you and i pledge to always remain with you. >> well done. may i have the rings, please? the wedding ring is a simple yet elegant representation of a much more complex reality. it has no beginning, it has no end. signifying to us the eternal love that bears all things, believes all things, and hopes all things. the one who wears it declares to all that he or she has been
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captured by the enduring love of another. jeremy. >> i offer you this ring to show you i love you, i believe in you, i pledge to always remain with you. >> my fingers are sweaty. >> melissa. >> jeremy, i offer you this ring to show you that i love you, i believe in you and i will always remain with you. >> in as much as jeremy and melissa have taken their stand in this place, in the presence of god, with us as their witness, and have done so by sharing holy vows, by joining hands and by giving and receiving a ring, i announce they are husband and wife together, in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit. god has joined you together, may no person and no distance ever separate you.
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let us pray. gracious god, we give you thanks for your tender love, that calls us into loving relationships. please send your blessing upon jeremy and melissa on this day and on the covenant they have just made. bless them in their work and companionship and sleeping and waking and in their joyce and sorrows, in their living and in their dying. may you constantly be at their side to guide and protect them along the way, in the name of christ, we pray, amen. you may kiss. >> it is my pleasure to be the first to announce you to, mr. and mrs. jeremy gephardt. >> there they are, our beautiful bride and groom.
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melissa is 21. she turns 22 tomorrow. i think this whole day will count as her birthday present. jeremy is already 22. they were separated six months while he was in afghanistan and now they are together forever. congratulations. >> congratulations! >> thank you so much. >> so, mr. and mrs. gephardt. >> yes. >> we want to remember all the way back to your video you sent us, jeremy. and one of the things you said to us, melissa, i can't wait for the day i'm mrs. gephardt. how does it feel. >> i am so excited. it's about time. >> you were in afghanistan for a lot of these plans. what does this day mean to you? >> it's been such a long time coming and melissa deserves it more than anyone in the world. i'm so happy she was able to share this with me and everyone here. it's beautiful. >> your family must be so
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excited. they have long running marriages and you have excellent role models. >> we do. we will definitely look to them for advice. we're so excited they got to share all of this with us. >> i have to give everyone at home a hand. you look so beautiful with everything they selected. they did a great job. >> we're so pleased. >> even the ring you managed to put on your sweaty finger. >> i know. it all came together. >> sit tight for a second. stop and relax and enjoy the moment. we will take a break and come back. we have some business to attend to. i think you will like it. we're back with melissa and jeremy, mr. and mrs. gephardt on their wedding day. first, this is "today" on
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we're back on the wedding day, this thursday morning, the 30th day of september, 2010,
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melissa and jeremy's wedding day. they are now mr. and mrs. gephardt after a beautiful ceremony on the plaza, despite inclimate weather. it doesn't seem bad. we're back with guests and the groom. >> we just got married! >> it went so fast. >> one of the things we like to do on "today" is take a moment. we get to know you over the course of a couple of weeks and we would like to propose a toast to you just after your marriage. if we can hand everybody a glass of champagne. there you go. perfect. so, melissa and jeremy, i'm sure the last couple of weeks seems like a blur to you, so much has happened to plan for this wedding in such a short period of time. the truth of the matter is when it comes to your relationship and getting you both to this day, it's taken more time, it's
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taken great patience and a lot of nurturing. >> from the day jeremy first laid eyes on you, calling you the prettiest girl in the room, to the day you finally agreed to a date. from a blossoming relationship to romance put on hold due to two separate tours of duty in war torn countries, allowed this relationship to mature at its own pace and it has paid off. >>, of cours >>, of course, melissa, you are studying to be a nurse, which shows your kindness and compassion and jeremy, with your service to our country, you put that above all else. we thank you. >> when you think about it, kindness and compassion and commitment and willingness to sacrifice for others, what better qualities could two people have as they enter into a marriage. we would like to raise a glass and toast you on the path you've taken and to the road that lies ahead. congratulation credits. >> thank you so much.
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we are back with jeremy and melissa. i'm so proud of you. natalie is with the reception. everything in good shape? >> the rain couldn't have stopped in more perfect time. this is the beautiful hudson terrace. the river views just spectacular right now. take a look around me. this setting is spectacular, keeping in theme with our modern love scene. colin cowie helped design this location and one of two levels we are celebrating melissa and jeremy's wedding and their wedding party as they arrive. colin cowie put all these incredible touches from place settings to flower arrangements
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to all the personal touches, absolutely couldn't be more perfect. we can't wait for the party to get started. i'm sure melissa and jeremy are making their way over here and family members. we can't wait for them to arrive. >> actually, they're still with us. we have one more piece of news. >> it really is a gorgeous setting. i want to know what kind of food they have. are you guys hungry? you must be starving. >> if you're a normal bride, you haven't eaten in two weeks. >> much more ahead on this thursday morning, even as the music continues on the plaza, we'll talk about the honeymoon you have selected forissa is m sa and jerimony -- i keep saying jerimona. right after this local news. today, number one for 16 television seasons in a row, thanks for waking up with
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this is what is happening. we can see a lot of emergency equipment there. looks like one ambulance but can't tell exactly what else is there. the shot is kind of blocked there. but 24 is causing a lot of congestion and a lot of problems for your morning commute. we have a crew on the way trying to figure out what's going on but taking a look at some of the details, mike? >> we have this at the bend. tough for us to see but northbound 87 as they approach the scene they're preparing to take that merge over towards 280. a line of cars stopped to protect her. i was going to tell you to get off kertner. use meridian. more news after this.
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bless them in bless them in their work and in their companionship, in their sleep and in their waking, in their joys and in their sorrows, in their living and their dying. be constantly at their side to guide and protect them along the way. in the name of christ we pray, amen. you may kiss. >> we're back now on the last day of september, 2010. that was the scene a couple of minutes ago from rockefeller plaza where they became husband and wife. it was a beautiful ceremony
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despite a little bit of driz until the air. but you know what they say? a rain means a downpour of good luck in your marriage. >> got a lot. >> matt lauer along with meredith vieira. al roker, mr. and mrs. gephardt. natalie morales is a couple of blocks from here where the reception will take place in a couple of minutes. good morning again. >> good morning to you, matt. yes, the place settings, the table is all set awaiting melissa and jeremy and their family and friends. you can see all of the beautiful and personal touches designed by none other than celebrity wedding planner collin cowley. we'll check with him to see what he's planning on serving. taking a look at the menu, you will want to get a taste of this smoked salmon napoleon. appetizing, huh. along with the vanilla panicotta. and the signature cocktails,
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strawberry belinis, i believe, and an espresso martini which is signature collin cowley all the way. we can't wait to welcome them to the hudson terrace as they make their way soon. >> we're going to send them down to you in a couple of minutes. >> you may be wondering where you're going on your honeymoon. "travel & leisure" magazine showed you amazing options. they were brazil, thailand, the turks and caicos islands and portugal. the vote is in. >> who would like to do the honors? mr. or mrs. gephardt. >> i will. >> here you go. >> turks and caicos. >> turks and caicos! all right. a seven-night stay and your own
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bungalow. you don't have to lift a finger. >> can't wait to go to a beach. >> congratulations. send you off to the reception. again, congratulations, see you in a couple of hours. >> thank you. >> go inside, amy robach has the news. good morning to you. >> good morning. congratulations to the couple. good morning, everyone. flood watches and warnings are in effect for much of the east coast from south carolina to new hampshire with up to nine inches of rain possible in some areas. all parts of the remnants of tropical storm nicole. tensions are rising this morning between the u.s. and pakistan. pakistan said a nato helicopter attacked a security post near the afghan border killing three pakistani troops. pakistan blocked a vital route
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for u.s. and nato troops. prosecutors say the man who pleaded guilty to trying to set off a bomb in time square planned to do another bond later on. what it might have done it if it had exploded. he faces life in prison when he's sentenced next week. a huge recall involving children's toys, highchairs, and sleeping aids, including fisher price strikes and tough strikes and easy queen and close to me highchairs. they include inflatable balls sold under a number of names, baby play zone, baby gymnastic, play wall, ocean wonders, and kick and crawl. for more information, log on to hollywood legend tony curtis died of cardiac arrest in his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years he was best known for his
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role in "some like it hot." he was 85. and an emotional homecoming for a pilot who landed his delta jet throughout the weekend without the landing gear down. it was the most significant thing that's happened to him in 32 years of flying. he said, though, he was just doing his job. give a guy some spare time and there's no telling what he might do. fred keller spent nearly a year of his retirement turning an old pickup truck into a red wagon. a giant dose of nostalgia there. a traffic stopper as well on the streets of anchorage. five minutes past the hour. back to matt. don't have an explanation other than it looks cool. >> we love that. >> now he's working on a big wheel. how about working on your forecast. >> i need my director joe michels to do the forecast. he said it's not going to rain. i bet him $100 it would.
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he won. >> 100 pieces of candy. >> yeah. >> that's not over. there you go. hey, tornado watch until 1:00 from the carolinas up to washington, d.c. as we get a secondary area of low pressure building in the carolinas with the remnants of nicole combining those two. you have a risk of strong storms from cape hatteras all the way to long island. look right now, we'll show you we do have the future cast bringing the heavy rain up along the coast and inland with the interior sections of new york, pennsylvania, on into new england by tomorrow evening. and it all moves out. we've got a good weekend. but you can say today through friday, we have flood watches and flash flood watches as well. the rainfall amounts anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of rain before it's all over sometime tomorrow night. france flanked by both sides. we have ocean air-conditioning spilling back into the bay. temperatures inland mostly 80s.
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maybe a couple of low 90s inland. 68 san francisco into the north bay, 80s around petaluma and 90s around ukiah. seven-day forecast looks mild for now. middle part of next week high pressure builds in and more 90s coming back by next wednesday. and that's y ou that's your latest weathe. amy. all right, al, thank you. this morning on "today's health," scary symptoms that are no big deal. sometimes your eyelid twitches or heart pal paations or strange bruises, they can freak you out. but today contributor and health magazine editor says in most cases you should not worry. dr. raj, good morning. >> good morning. >> when we see some of these strange things, we run to google. what's wrong with me? >> sure. >> what's your advice on patients looking up their symptoms on-line? >> well, i think you need to be
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very careful. if you ear the type to get anxious about things like this, stay away from the internet. talk to your doctor. your doctor can guide you and reassure you something is not something to worry about. you go to the internet, you get so much information and much of it is wrong. >> you feel like you're going to die tomorrow. >> exactly, yeah. >> talk about the things that are normal but may seem strange especially if you start to age. first thing is skin tags. what are these? what should you do? >> bumps or flesh colored nodules. they occur in areas where skin rubs against skin or clothing. on your neck, under the breast is a common area, your armpits. they're benign. they're nothing to worry about. they're very small. if you don't like the way they look, you can have a dermatologist remove them. >> do they increase with age? >> more friction going on there. >> something to look forward to. >> yeah. >> the next thing is hand tremors. what is this all about? it's a little scary. you think, you know, maybe there's something really wrong with me.
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>> a tremor, the hand is shaking slightly, especially with lack of sleep or stress, that's nothing to worry about. as we get older, that can happen as well. it can run in families. however, if you are at rest and you're having a tremor and it persists more than a few hours, that could be a sign of something more serious, and as you get older, parkinson's is a concern. talk to your doctor. could be your caffeine intake. >> low blood sugar too. that happens to me. >> eat something and goes away, nothing to worry about. >> always an excuse to grab a snicker's bar for me. eyelid twitches. what is it? >> it's a sign of fatigue. and really eye fatigue. you can get it from staring at a computer screen too long or tv or if you haven't had enough sleep the night before, you get spasms in the upper muscles of the eyelids. these go away, again, within a day or so. if it doesn't go away, you may have an irritation of the eye. you should see a doctor about that. if it's accompanied by twitching of the mouth or the eye actually closes, it could be a nerve
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problem. see a doctor. >> what pabt someoabout someoney bruises. that could be a concern. >> if you're taking aspirin or another blood thinning medication like ibuprofen, that can make you bruise more easily. if you stop the medicines, you have your answer there. however, persistent bruising could be a sign of something serious, even leukemia. if it's going on for a while, you need to talk to your doctor. the capillaries at the surface of the skin become more fragile with age. we bruise more easily as we age. if it's a sudden increase in bruising, speak to your doctor. >> popping giants? >> so many people have them. under 50, this is often nothing to worry about. it's the sound of ligaments and tendons running over or sliding over a joint. >> doesn't sound good. >> literally doesn't sound good. it usually is not a problem. if you're over 50, you could be a sign of arthritis. a runner, wear and tear on the
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joins. if there's pain, swelling, or redness in the joint as well, that's the sign you need to see the doctor. >> my knees pop all the time. >> so do mine. >> good to know. last thing -- pretty much a list of who i am, heart pal paations. i can't sleep on the left side. i have to sleep on the right side because my heart starts pounding so much, i can't sleep. >> when it comes to your heart, you can never be too careful. get it checked out. the vast majority of time, even heart pal paatipatations can be serious. brought on by caffeine or anxiety. but if it's brought on with shortness of breath, get it checked out. >> how do you know it's not a sign of something more serious. >> you don't always know. that's when it comes to your heart, get it checked out. could be a sign of an abnormal valve rhythm, a valve problem, a
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simple ekg or monitor will give you the answer to that. >> i feel better already. thanks for that great advice. >> thank you. coming up, they exchange their vows, exchange rings. a few minutes ago live on our plaza. and melissa and jeremy are ready to get the party started at 9:00 a.m. a wedding reception at the beautiful hudson terrace after th the beautiful hudson terrace, right after this. whatcha doing little bite™? trying to be big like you, dad. you're so good at keeping everyone full... and focused with your fiber.
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this morning on "today"'s wedding, "modern love," a beautiful reception. we're here at the terrace of the west side of manhattan, spectacular views. before we get the party started, let's take a quick turn and see what the guests will enjoy, courtesy of none other than celebrity designer, colin cowie. >> good morning. >> all of this is your vision and love this theme. >> and it has give an modern twist, too. >> what was your vision designing the tables? we started with a beautiful flat linen, beautiful for the table. >> elegant and natural. >> they will never regret using. >> exactly. >> and put traditional plate,
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square plate and we will give them the menu. i like to balance the image at the table with these place cards. anyone can make these on a personal computer. >> a way to personalize things. exactly. >> and the glass is nice and modern and tall and pungtated with the place settings. >> beautiful. and the ribbon ties back to the dresses and your color scheme as well. >> you as well. >> and matches your dress. looking at the flowers, this is a simple glass container, you can find it at k-mart and the lushness of the hydreana. >> a lot of texture and layers and people spend a lot of money on their flowers and the nice thing i people can see it.
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>> it allows you a much better conversation. >> you're saving money but with beautiful touches as well. >> on a day like today, the sun is not shining, completely appropriate. >> absolutely, adds the special warmth to the table. >> makes it look good as well. >> let's talk about this gorgeous cake america voted, by anna, from cheshire, connecticut. this beautiful tiered cake. >> these are homemade flowers. can you believe they're made by hand? unbelievably natural. >> ahead to touch them she doesn't want to know. >> and they're beautiful and smooth. the lovely thing, not only does it look good on the outside, there are four different flavors on the inside. >> wow. a surprise when you take a bite, what flavor you get. this is what we got on last week's vote. we asked viewers to personalize and more than 50% voted for the wish box from things remember.
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>> this will last forever. i'd consider having a guest book. ask each one of the guests to write a beautiful note and wish for the bride and group on 5 x 7 card and should they hit a bumpy patch along the road, they can always refer back to the loving wishes of family and friends. >> you already wrote a wish as well. >> let's go downstairs to the salon level where the real party gets started. that's the dance floor. what else do we have planned? >> a great dance floor and d.j. fabulous cocktails, each named after the bridesmaid and unity canal and dance. >> and we have a wedding song planned. you do have tips people want to save money planning a reception. ask your caterer to provide your own liquor? >> absolutely, purchase your own wine and alcohol and save quite a bit of money. >> if you can reduce the guest
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list without upsetting too many people. >> i believe it comes from great editing. >> or rsvp or e-mail saves you money. >> and it makes a more greener statement. >> if you can have the wedding on a sunday rather than saturday or during the week. >> that's when you can get the best vendors without paying a premium price for saturday. >> you have a newsletter as well with advice. >> at colin short tips to make a fabulous wedding. >> you have made already this a fabulous wedding. once melissa and jeremy gephardt make their way here, they will be treated to all of colin cowie's beauty here. >> thanks. >> thanks so much to you, colin. >> and much more on the hudson hirrace and wedding party comint upig afters.hi i love my grandma. i love you grandma. grandma just makes me happy.
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back here now live at the area of the reception of the hudson terrace awaiting melissa and germany gephardt. as you can see, the bridal party
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because it called a lot of folks from entering. moffett has slowing up the peninsula and misty skies an the bay. low clouds kind of clearing though, a little bit. >> sea breeze behind it should keep temperatures running cool around the bay area. no more temperatures mere 100 degrees inland. 90 perhaps in the warmest places like morgan hill and livermore later on this afternoon, mid-80s, san jose. close to 70 in san francisco so we've broken out of the heat wave. more mild temperatures as we head into the weekend then turning warmer again middle part of next week. time is 9:27. more news after the break.
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dea agents maying looking for illegal pot growers in the east bay. they've been flying over the neighborhoods. complaint calls from all over the bay area are pouring into oakland airport leaders. a spokesperson says an aircraft
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was on patrol. people are upset saying big brother is watching too closely. experts say the kind of plane flying overhead is similar to the kind of spotting illegal marijuana fields. >> i completely respect the fact that the dea cannot comment on ongoing investigations but it also makes it very difficult for us to hold them accountable for how they're spending their resources. >> now, we called the dea to try to confirm it but they did not recall our calls. more local news coming up and the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning. see you in a bit. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp, carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs,
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of their i dos and how quickly they made their way over here to the hudson terrace, the now newly mr. and mrs. melissa and jeremy gephardt. you made it here really fast. >> yes. and wardrobe change, too. >> when you said your vow, how calm and confident you seemed in front of a national audience. what was that moment like for you? >> it was great. we've waited such a long time. we were just excited and comfortable with each other. that's why it was so calm. >> jeremy, you've been away on two tours of duty, afghanistan most recently. to be able to make it home for what an occasion, right? >> oh, yeah. i'm so happy. like we said, we've been waiting for this a long time and so happy it's finally here and now we're mr. and mrs. >> the rain broke almost. so appropriately timed. the skies cleared up a little bit, just in time. what a beautiful wedding. you two make a handsome couple.
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you changed out of your men's dress into our tuxedo the viewers picked for you. you look fantastic. i know you're ready to get the party started. what do you think of the hudson terrace? your first impression walking in? >> it's beautiful, my gosh. >> wait until you see what we have upstairs, all designed by colin cowie and the wonderful joshua, who will perform a wedding song for you in a little bit and you will be lighting this beautiful unity candle as well, we look forward to seeing you and your wedding guests. i'm holding up the dance floor. i will move out and let you take over. al, you just arrived here. what do you think? >> i am. everybody is getting ready, the view beautiful with the intrepid museum and all the aircraft out there, jeremy will feel quite at home. we look over this way, over the beautiful area, where people
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will be sitting and enjoying their meal colin cowie and his group have prepared. it is really, really beautiful, natalie. >> al, as i mentioned, we will tell you a little bit more about what we have planned, including the menu and signature cocktails especially made after the bridesmaids i understand, probably a story coming up. we will take you for a tour of the dance floor in a little bit. how about a check of today's weather? >> thanks a lot. the weekend ahead, our beautiful couple gets ready to start their life together, you can see their first weekend in new york, will be gorgeous, lots of sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard, showers around the great lakes. a lot of heat out west. on sunday, we have beautiful weather in the northeast, rain in the mid-atlantic states and looking at a lot a pretty nice of oakland airport.
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hazy skies and low clouds actually over on the west side of the bay around the golden gate bridge and peninsula this morning. temperatures as we jump to the afternoon, thanks to an all day sea breeze, san francisco and oakland looking at highs 60s and mid-70s, mid-80s, san jose. further to the north ukiah and lakeport climbing to the 90s. over the next few days mild temperatures, morning clouds then turning warmer again as high-speed chase bills back inland by the middle part of next week. and that's your latest weather. still ahead, we are going to check in with the chef to tell us what we've got planned for melissa and jeremy's first meal as husband and wife. and then we are going to check out their first dance together. first, right after these messages. radiating pain everywhere... and i wondered what it was. i found out that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves
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we are back at the hudson terrace. you look at jeremy and melissa's first kiss as husband and wife. the guest are now pouring into the room at the hudson terrace. they're ready to celebrate. before the dancing gets started, natalie and i have a preview of what's up. the food. i said to melissa and jeremy, make sure you eat. that's important. joining us the chef and caterer at hudson terrace. what will we be looking at to start things off? >> basically, we tried to stay true to the theme of modern love and also because this is not a traditional time for a wedding, we decided to focus our menu on brunch. i'll let the guy that actually makes the magic happen talk about the hors d'oeuvres first.
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>> chef. >> we have fraud salad and mint. we have chocolate mousse and coffee. >> a little coffee and a little zing there. nice. >> we have a french hot dog, made with chicken sausage mustard on the top. >> and honey on the top and fruit tart and here we have a buffet. >> after that, we will have the three course meal that will be served upstairs on the rooftop. it's actually napoleon of smoked salmon bit bolini and the main course of swiss cheese with pro-shpro-
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sh pro-prosciuto. >> let's go to natalie and find out what we're drinking. >> i'm here with colin cowie, the wedding planner and designer of the reception at the hudson terrace. he has signature cocktails he prepared for the wedding guests. tell me about the specialized cocktails named after the bridesmaids. >> we have alex sas and kate. we have peach juice and schnapps. >> you want to try this. this is delicious. your bloody mary, the typical bloody mary. >> this is nice and strong. >> this is perfect for a morning wedding. >> chocolate and martino expresso. >> what's on the outside? >> chocolate and chili. you feel it on the back of your throa throat? >> you tried to make it so many times so you could drink it.
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>> this is the strawberry balini. >> yes. >> and french champagne, you give a personalized one to each of your guests. >> we'll keep them well filled. >> we will. al, over to you. >> thanks, guys. you heard about the menu and drinks. how are you guys feeling right now? >> we're feeling great. we couldn't imagine anything better than this. we're so excited. >> of course your family and friends are all here and your extended family, jeremy, i know a lot of them watching on armed forces on television. >> it's great they're watching all over the world. great we can represent the united states military and one big family. >> you are part of our family now. >> your first drink as man and wife. >> husband and wife.
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>> husband and wife. >> go ahead. a little toast. >> the mimosa. >> we still have your first dance to come. >> you practice any dance moves? >> not at all. >> we're just going to wing it! >> just don't do the overbite. >> like dancing with the stars, no worries there. we don't judge you on that. >> we'll be back. first, these messages. hmm...what's going on with dad? he seems different. ♪ are you ready? he's not talking about work. ♪ i don't want to work he's not tucking in his shirt. ♪ everybody, now! he's not checking messages every 9 seconds. and now this? ♪ i don't want to play ♪ i just want to bang on the drum all day ♪
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jeremy's reception after the beautiful wedding we saw on the plaza. before their first dance, which will be spectacular, they will light a unity candle to symbolize two persons becoming one. >> for this special occasion, we planned a very special performance by singer songwriter, joshua, his latest album, "the rock and the tide." take it away. ♪ baby you you got what i need ♪ ♪ baby you you got my sunshine baby you you got what i need ♪ ♪ baby you you got my sunshine
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when i see you beautiful ♪ ♪ i want you in my arms i'm telling you the last time ♪ ♪ baby you you got what i need baby you you got my sunshine ♪ ♪ every night i noticed your arms moving at night ♪ ♪ let me love you i'm on fire can't you feel my desire ♪ ♪ i want to take you higher
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it's a simple thing but it's so hard to see ♪ ♪ i want to be the one and only making you feel loved ♪ ♪ and i need love all i can dream of ♪ ♪ baby you you got what i need baby you ♪ ♪ you got my sunshine baby you you got what i need ♪ ♪ baby you you got my sunshine
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you got my sunshine ♪ >> as jeremy and melissa continue to enjoy their first dance and their guests join in, we will be back in a m tonight, it's the biggest change to education in years and chances are you don't even know bit. a thousand schools in the state will be impacted. more than a hundred of them right here in the bay area. so what does it mean for your kids? i'll show you exactly what is at stake and how your child's education might be affected by open enrollment tonight at 11:00
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after "the apprentice" on nbc, bay area news. our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us.
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but this is warm, fresh-baked strawberry toaster strudel. [ music ] see the difference? pillsbury toaster strudel, the one kids want to eat. does it feel like home, day yet? in our new house! we'll take care of that. ♪ feels like home ng. [ male announcer ] grands! biscuits. now we're home. [ male announcer ] it's just not home without 'em. welcome back to the wedding reception of today's wedding couple, melissa and jeremy. mr. and mrs. gephardt just danced their first dance together as a married couple. it was a beautiful dance and performed by mr. joshua, has a new album out. is this the first time you've done a wedding?
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second one? very nice. very nice. what did this song mean to you? >> i wrote this song about a year ago living in england. it was raining everyday, about 40 days in a row or something. there was a girl here in new york i was missing and i wrote it for her. >> very appropriate because their start has been a lot long distance. you identified with this? >> yes. it was the perfect song for us, don't you think? starts off our marriage right. >> it must make you feel pretty good launching a married couple off. >> especially someone in the service that protects all of us. that's really cool. >> what did you guys fe feel -- what were you thinking while you were doing your first dance together. >> we were thinking how we started going to prom together, our first date and now here we are being married. it was crazy, like a flashback and then reality. >> what's next for you? i know you have a little bit more travel in the future, you're heading back to alaska?
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>> yes. i'm heading back to alaska to finish my time there and joining melissa. >> in the springtime? >> yes. >> anything you'd like to say to folks at home who helped plan your wedding? >> absolutely. we want to thank everybody for being so invested in us. this has been such a wonderful opportunity and our family, i know, is so grateful. we are so grateful to all of the viewers. >> and the support we've received from everyone across the country and world-wide. it's unbelievable. thank you all so much. thank you. >> it's a dream come true. >> the dream continues here because you guys will get this party started now. before we go, melissa and jeremy, we put together a special video of your relationship and highlights of your wedding day and we wish you all the best as you start your new lives together. let's take a moment to look back at this very special day. >> already looking back at your wedding. ♪ ♪
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♪ >> i offer you this ring to show you i love you, i believe in you and i pledge to always remain with you. >> you may kiss. >> we would like to raise a glass and toast you on the path you've taken and to the road that lies ahead. congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> to melissa and jeremy, everybody. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ darling i need love all i can dream of ♪ ♪ baby you you got what i
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need ♪ [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools.
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what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases...50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad...the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now. this is today in the bay. 9:5 of 6. i'm brent cannon checking in with mike. >> bay bridge toll plaza. i like that.
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very fastrak lanes. cash lanes are getting less and look at the approach. nice easy drive. in the 40s for the east shore freeway, 50th and even 24 on the maps showing the yellow indicators showing speeds 25 coming out of the caldecott tunnel and highway 24 to 580 and past the coliseum. averaging 45 miles per hour there. as a note,s there is a midday game, giants play at 12:45 so expect traffic around that area. rob. >> stronger sea breeze. upper 80s to maybe near 90. mid-80s, 680. upper 60s close to san francisco and mid-70s in oakland. pretty nice. cooler as we approach the weekend. next week high-speed chase bil s high pressure builds in. brent ask.
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>> thanks a lot, rob. controversy surrounding meg whitman's undocumented former maid is making a mess. they accuse her of firing her. the woman lied about her immigration status, she says and is being used by democrats for political gain. >> it was a friend of our family for nine years. she was in many ways a member of our extended family and i am -- i feel badly for her, you know, she's being manipulated i think and i'm sorry about that. >> i was faithful and i told them i believe in people and i believe that people deserve a chance. >> witman and her democratic opponent jerry brown had scheduled for a televised spanish language debate and it could cost her the highly sought avila tino vote. more news coming up in about a half hour.
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and "the today" show continues. have a great morning.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. it's thirst day, september 30th, last day of september already. >> oh, my gosh. >> tomorrow is october 1st, hoda woman. >> and in a month, halloween. see what i'm saying? >> we have a surprise for you. >> we do. >> today there has been a wedding in our house, so to speak. >> we're just cleaning up outside after the wedding.
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we tented it because it was a rainy day. we'll talk to sara and the lucky beautiful couple in a couple of minutes. >> i loved her dress. susie did a gorgeous job on her hair. >> they're at the hudson right now. >> all of them together, you know what i mean? she's going to be 22. >> how old is he? >> 22. >> wait a minute, i'm older than them together. >> wasn't going to say that, but -- >> oh, my gosh. >> technically, you're right. >> before we get to the wedding, we got to the bottom of this america -- australia's top model -- >> modelgate. >> yesterday, if you remember there was an emcee and she was about to pick between two young ladies who were going to be the top model. she blurts it out and calls the wrong name. okay? so there was a celebration. >> oh, my god. >> you can tell she's -- >> i don't know what to say. this is not -- this was a complete accident. i'm so sorry. it's amanda. i'm so sorry. >> okay. so --
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>> it was rfed to me wrong. >> it wasn't fed to her wrong. >> this is insane, insane, insane. >> it's insane, insane. >> it's a pageant. let's keep it in perspective. anyway -- >> here's the thing. she says she didn't want to know who the winner was. she wanted to be as surprised as the two contestants. >> the card was passed to her. >> why? it is not about her big surprise, it is about their big surprise. given all that -- >> what's your point? >> it is their moment. >> it is their moment. >> she wanted it to be spoken in her ear, like we have little ear pieces in, and she said the last thing communicated to her was the wrong name. >> right, right. >> but, you know what, i'm not worried about her, because she is rupert murdoch's daughter-in-law and she's going to be fine. >> she will not be fired. >> he's not going to fire her. i think it is very nice, it was harpers bazaar, in australia, will put both women on separate covers. >> how about if you're the winner, though, you won.
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>> you know what, she won, but it is not the other girl's fault it happened. >> she should be gracious. >> this is the only -- we actually would have never heard of australia's top model had it not been a big messup like this. >> that's right, hoda, as usual. >> we'll head across the street to the wedding reception. jeremy and melissa are there. over at the -- >> at the hudson terrace on west side. hi, you guys. congratulation congratulations. uh-oh. hello? >> congratulations. mr. and mrs. gephart, how does that sound to you? >> we're so excited. we have been waiting that for so long. sound presides perfect. >> this started with a wedding application, via skype, from afghanistan. only a couple of months later and you're married on national television. >> i know. >> is that surreal? are you getting a chance to soak it in? >> oh, my gosh, we cannot believe it. it went so fast.
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it was perfect timing. everything laid out just like it was supposed to. we are so happy. >> well, you said something when we were talking before the cameras came on about when you were doing your vows how people kept saying to you, you're so calm an it is national television. you said in that moment, i'll let you finish. >> in that moment, it is just me and jeremy. i'm comfortable with him, he's my best friend. no need to be scared or nervous. it is jeremy. >> when you met in 2007, at what point did you know he was the one? >> at what point did i know? i don't know. when he left for first time, i realized that my life just wasn't as good as when he was a part of it. so i knew that i wanted to wait it out and make sure -- >> well, congratulations. send it back to kathie lee and hoda. we miss you. >> we send our congratulations as well. we're making a toast to them in honor of their bridesmaids.
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four different drinks. this one is the peach blellini, the amanda. >> and the bloody mary is called the alexis. >> i was going to do them both at once but that wouldn't be nice. it is good luck when it rains. i don't know what it says about monsoons, but i wish them the best. she's going to go back to school and he's going to go at some point to alaska. so what's so funny? that means that, you know, they're going to take their honeymoon towards christmas. >> and they're going to turks and caicos. >> i thought brazil? >> no, they picked turks and caicos. >> you loved it. you were just there. i'm going in january. >> you are? >> uh-huh. >> you didn't tell me that. >> haven't told management yet. >> you're going to have some fun. >> guess where i hope i'm going in january? >> here is an interesting stat. the question is, do most women take their husband's name? that's the question. the answer, according to this
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survey, is 88% of women do make the switch. >> i thought it would be less than that, in today's modern life, when everybody sort of -- jennifer aniston is saying i don't need a man for a baby, there is a lot of that going on. i don't need a stupid name. >> it is an interesting concept. in egypt, with a lot of old-fashioned values, the women always keep their own name, it is their father's name, they say it is a sign of disrespect to say -- >> that would have never happened in egypt, right? >> the woman always -- when my parents came to the country, my mom had a different name from my dad, you're married, yeah, well, your names are different, yeah, but we're married. it is just a different culture. they think of it in a different way. interesting. >> and if you read hoda's book, which comes out very soon, you'll learn that and so much more about her. i personally was very surprised about the many, many things i learned about hoda. but you'll have to wait. though you can order it now. working the order. they can order it on amazon and barnes & noble. >> aren't you the nicest thing
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going? >> i'll sell this book for you, baby. >> there is plenty about kathie lee in it too. >> not enough, but -- >> seriously. >> there is a town that is banned mother-in-law jokes. what is this world coming to, jerry? nothing to talk about. i mean, no material at all. >> well, they have -- what is that joke? here it is. >> one guy says, my mother-in-law is an angel. other guy replies, you're lucky, mine's still alive. >> you guys -- >> rim shot. >> we saw the best play yesterday. >> well, it was a heck of a way to start our new broadway season, wasn't it, hoda? it is in previews now called "lombardi "based on the legendary life of the great coach, frank's coach, at the giants and he went on to the green bay packers and had a very lustrous career, so much so that the trophy, when you win the super bowl, is called the lombardi trophy. dan laura plays vince and one of our favorites, judith light, plays his wife marie. we went backstage. frank, i was watching frank
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intently because, you know, this is a man he dearly loved. vince was like a dad to him. he and mullington, they were really close. >> i was looking forward to the play, but having lunch with you and frank before and having frank tell the stories and then go to the show and hear them say frank's name on the stage, it is so funny how it just -- you heard men weeping in that theater. it is a show for men. >> it really is terrific. so congratulations and i want to have judith and dan on. and it is just -- it is not so much about football, it is about this marriage and -- don't let that turn your fear. if you're a football fan, you're going to love it. if you're a theater fan, you're going to adore it as well. >> can i do the song? >> which one should i drink to? which one should i imbibe? >> this is a song, usually i go funky and crazy. this song is very mellow. if you're going through a difficult time in your life and you feel is anybody listening,
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is god listening, if you had one of those, this is called "better than a hallelujah" by amy grant. it is so beautiful. ♪ god loves a lullaby ♪ ♪ and mother's tears in the dead of night ♪ ♪ better than a hallelujah sometimes ♪ >> yeah. ♪ god loves a drunkard's cry ♪ ♪ the soldier's plea not to let him die ♪ ♪ better than a hallelujah sometimes ♪ >> here's the chorus. ♪ we pour out our miseries ♪ ♪ god just hears a melody ♪ ♪ beautiful the mess we are ♪ ♪ the honest cries of breaking hearts ♪ >> couldn't you cry? >> yeah. ♪ better than a hallelujah ♪ >> isn't that a great song? >> she heard this one and said, half to record it. just like miranda lambert yesterday with the one, the house that made me. >> this is one of those songs
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that literally every time i play it, i could just bawl for an hour. it puts you in that mood that you thinks sometimes when you're down, nobody is listening. >> that's my point. that song is about something. most of the stuff you play -- >> "word up" was about something. "word up" was about something. >> now that lyric tells you something, something to take home, baby. >> okay or not okay? >> okay. >> is it okay or not okay to drink on the job? oh, this was -- >> let me figure it out. this is coming to me. >> you say only if you're contractually required to do so. >> yeah. trying to remember. yeah. and you said -- >> it is generally not a good idea, but if you possess the maturity and finesse to taste test in moderation, taste test in moderation, as we occasionally do, it is sort of okay. >> mm-hmm. >> a lot of -- that was wordy.
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>> angela wrote -- i didn't write that one, but sometimes i do. up next, two beauty's famous faces, elizabeth hurley and evelyn lauder, they have a great subject to talk with us. mmmmmm. mmmmmm. wow! you have got to be kidding me.
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tomorrow, friday october 1st, marks the first day of breast cancer awareness month. and here's one statistic that shows we're paying attention. if a localized breast cancer is detected early, it is 98% curable. 98%. but we still have some work to do. >> two incredible women who helped lead the battle by spotlighting this disease are evelyn lauder, co-creator of the pink ribbon and founder of the breast cancer research foundation, and model and actress elizabeth hurley, the estee lauder company's breast cancer awareness campaign spokesmodel. i think pink ribbon. it is so interesting, we wonder the genesis of that but it began
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right here. >> i'm the mama, along with alexandria penney, whose idea it was to have a pink ribbon because it is a symbol of an alarm. i said, oh, my god, what a fabulous idea. i want to take it and make it big because we have all these counters all over the world -- >> you sure do, globally. a few on mars i think too. they're everywhere. >> 110 million ribbons, this year, by this year will have been distributed around the world. >> and you can buy them. >> free. >> at the counters, you can buy the one like you just gave us. >> these are for sale in america at $12.50. but the pink ribbon fabric ribbon we give away free as a service. >> you've been involved in this for a while. what drew you to this cause? >> started working with estee lauder 16 years ago and she said i formed a foundation, will you
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help us raise funds and money? and my grandmother had just died of breast cancer and i listened to her message. it was very touching for me because their message was, this is early days, and still breast cancer wasn't spoken about. nobody would have been on television with a pink ribbon -- >> it was a stigma at the time. hard to remember when it was. >> my grandmother didn't know she had a lump. she was scared, she was embarrassed and sat on it for two years and finally to go to the doctor. >> there is a history of it in your family. >> yeah. >> do you think the stigma has been lifted? >> no question. >> so many women are saying, i'm okay, i have it. >> the editors around the world have been fabulous friends to the health of women by doing stories and the first time they did this story, they were a little concerned because no one had ever done breast health. they had always done augmentation or reduction. >> you couldn't say the word breast in some countries. >> i went to india and we lit the taj mahal pink last year it was beautiful, they had a problem writing breast in a lot
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of publications. america and europe, we have done so much better. >> now there is a freedom about it and because there is this information, women are no longer frightened. that's the whole point. >> i think part of it is there are so many great causes donating part of their proceeds to breast cancer research and your foundation in particular. i know you guys have a lot of products up here. this one, too, i want to draw everyone's attention to, this is called the pink wish bone project, my friend chris is heading this up for barneys, and you bid on these cushions and all the money from the cushions goes to your breast cancer research foundation. >> isn't that fantastic? i love this cushion. >> me too. >> it is beautiful, right? and different designers make them. >> we're going to give it to each other. >> also your products, though, a portion of the proceed goes to what? >> the estee lauder company itself is giving half a million dollars to the breast cancer research foundation. and then there are other brands that we own, like donna karan
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fragrance, cashmere mist and darfan and aramish lab series here and we also have -- >> it is hard to see around, i know. >> i have to say bloomingdale's, there are a very limited edition of the most delicious candle. >> my candle. >> that's yours? >> elizabeth hurley. >> just for breast cancer, called pink for moms. >> like a gift for heaven. >> soy wax, much better for you. >> and they smell wonderful. when i brought it home last night from bloomingdale's, i opened it and left it in my closet so the fragrance would permeate the air. >> we want you to feel right at home. aren't we going to do something here in our own -- >> i think we're bathed in pink. >> we are already? we wanted you to feel at home here. >> it was supposed to be a ta-da. >> you know what the ta-da is? >> what? >> this evening, the empire state building is being lit in pink. and we are trying for a record
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on the guinness book of world records to have the most monuments lit around the world in a 24-hour period. >> i bet you will. is that the sydney opera house? beautiful, gorgeous. >> niagara falls. >> wow. >> you guys are great. >> thank you so much for the work. thanks, evelyn. >> good to see you, elizabeth. upnext sara haines takes flight to show us a dream job you probably never even knew existed after this. [ music ] see the difference? pillsbury toaster strudel, the one kids want to eat. than listening to our favorite songs. there's nothing we love more than listening to our favorite songs. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh
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time for another installment of the series we call "you get paid for that," dream jobs you would almost do without a paycheck. >> some people think that's what we have, my darling. dream jobs for those with a strong heart, this one. sara haines rises to new heights to check this one out. >> reporter: it is a leap of faith before the real leap of faith, floating, spinning, flying and diving, without a parachute. do you feel like a kid again? >> it is a bouncy house on steroids. >> reporter: ray kubiak is an indoor sky diving instructor. what is a typical day like for you? >> i come in, i drink an energy drink or what not, sit with people, fly a little bit, go home to my wife and kids.
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>> reporter: and they pay you for that? >> they pay me for that. >> reporter: how do you get into this field? >> when i was a kid, i saw it. i was probably 8 or 9 years ole, maybe younger, i'm looking in the window and they're flying around and i'm, like, how do i do that? look at your hands. >> reporter: from recreational jumpers to the military, ray teaches people how to use their bodies for a more controlled jump. he's been teaching for 15 years, spending 20 hours a week in this matr matrix-like wind tunnel. your friends are here, your view is mountains and desert and this is your office and this is what you do. does it get any better? >> for me, it doesn't. actually, air conditioning would be nice. but i'm happy where i am. i'm in the going to complain about nothing. i'm excited to get you in there. >> reporter: i can't wait. as easy as it seemed watching ray it much harder than it looks. but to make sure i experienced the tunnel to its fullest, ray took me for a spin with air
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blowing at speeds up to 160 miles per hour, the tunnel simulates outdoor skydiving. >> by learning how to do it in a environment that is less stressful, they learn the body skills, body mechanics necessary and we throw them out of the plane and everything goes perfect. >> reporter: throw them out of the plane? with some training under my belt, i was all dressed up with no place to go. or so i thought. >> okay. >> she never told us she did this. was that a dummy? no offense, sara, but -- still to come, thereecto st behind some of new york's most famous weddings. >> who knew? [ women ] ♪ pop-tarts happy sunshine time! ♪ [ man ] ♪ grab a pop-tart and you might just start ♪ ♪ to sing songs like a meadow lark ♪
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still slow off highway 85. >> you can see temperatures 60s and 70s across the entire bay area. a sign that the sea breeze picked up all the way into fairfield which means inland temperatures today dropping down a few degrees. highs may be near 90 in the warmest place, as well. otherwise, 80s for most of the bay. 60s and 70s from san francisco to oakland and the trend starting today will continue through the weekend. breezy and cooler then we warm up again by tuesday and wednesday of next week. time is 10:27. more news after the break. the file on david harmer isn't pretty. a corporate lawyer for a credit card company fined millions, even deceiving seniors. an executive for predatory lenders, as harmer's bank got billions from the wall street bailout.
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the south bay mother of four is gone. los gatos arrested sarah cole on three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a miner. she made headlines back in 2007 when she was hit by a drunk driver and neighboring friends raised thousands as she spent months recovering at a local hospital. police say they arrested her on the sex charges after one of her alleged victim's mothers tipped her off. people living in oakland want to know if there are dangerous pipelines this their area but pg&e doesn't have an answer for them. the contra costa times says the investigation is still ongoing. pg&e says most of oakland's gas
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lines run along the side of exacta and are not monitored 24 hours a day. the most recent inspectionses were completed in april. thanks for joining us this morning. wnuhotion cestinues. have a great i. we're back on this thursday with more of "today." we're about to play "who knew." since today is throwing melissa and jeremy's wedding in the big apple, we thought it would be nice to test your knowledge on famous new york city nuptials. kathie lee is across the street at the digital cafe. she's ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who answer the questions correctly and to those who don't, they get kathie lee's beautiful music. that's a cheer. >> i like your tone today, hoda. thank you. >> the senior editor of "the knot." this will be fun today, right? >> i'm excite sgld let's go
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across the street. >> two ladies from georgia. in the "sex and the city" movie, which nyc location did sarah jessica parker's character marry mr. big. new york public library, the city hall, cipriani or central park? >> the library. >> wrong. >> oh. >> it is all good. it is all good. she gets this. >> all right, now, that question could fool you because i remember that's kind of where it started. >> that's a tricky question. originally they were going to get married at the public library, but then mr. big gets cold feet and they end up at city hall. she wears a short vintage dress and a pair of minolo blahniks. >> something is going on with this couple from omaha. there is a story, but unfortunately we don't have time. what did catherine zeta-jones and michael douglas do to prevent people from crashing their wedding? required guests to bring their
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invitation, didn't tell the guests where the wedding location was until the day of, they didn't have any wedding guests at all, or invited the president and his secret service. i bet the wife would probably know this. >> i think c. >> c. >> wife didn't know this. that's all right, because everyone has a story. >> so the correct answer is they required the guests to bring their wedding invitations? >> yes, all the guests had to bring wedding invitations. on top of that, the invites were printed with holograms. so when you walked into that wedding, they knew whether you were really invited or not or if that was a fake one and you were trying to crash it. that was a big wedding, at the plaza, had something like ten-tiered wedding cake, six feet tall, thousands of sugar flowers, huge bash. >> back across to kathie. >> couple from shamrock, texas. what is the theme of this year's "today" show wedding series, fall romance, modern love, forever starts today, romance on the plaza?
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>> it is a, fall romance? >> oh, stop it. i'm having a great day. here you go. >> here is the funny thing. i don't know if kathie lee and i would have known this one either, but the correct answer of the theme of "today's" wedding series is modern love. >> it is modern love, the 11th year for the series. this year paired up with facebook, had the most votes ever, and right now as we speak, melissa and jeremy are enjoying their wedding at hudson terrace. wish i was there. >> dancing to josh who i just love. >> these five adorable ladies from michigan. i'm going to holland, michigan, this weekend, ladies. true or false, of donald trump's three marriages, all three weddings were in new york city, true or false? >> true. >> false! yea! >> hard. >> so kathie lee is giving away more cds today than we can ever remember. >> they're hard. >> the apnswer is false.
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>> he married his third wife in palm beach, bethesda by the sea church, the second wedding was in new york city to marla maples, but not all of them. >> the first one too? >> the first one was a lavish society wedding as well, yes. >> i was at his last one and i do mean last. it is going to be his last. where did reality star bethenny frankel get married in new york city? was it the four seasons, the waldorf astoria, the ritz-carlton, or the roosevelt? >> a? >> a little cheating went on. oh, they're all together. all right, then it is just fine. all right, take the money. >> see, i think that's telling. the answer they have gotten right so far is bethenny's wedding. >> she pulled that together in four weeks. you were at the wedding, i heard. >> it was one of those beautiful weddings that felt intimate even though there were camera crews and things. you didn't get that feeling it
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was overwhelming. >> i heard her dog cookie was the ringbearer as well. >> and she peed in the bucket. >> hoda, such talk. you're from orlando? all right, which of these celebrity couples got married at their new york city apartment rooftop. jay-z and beyonce, mariah and nick cannon, alicia keys and w schlt swizz beatz or demi moore and ashton cup offer? >> i'm >> i'm going with a. >> you got it right. >> they got married on the rooftop, intimate ceremony, all guests wore white to the wedding and didn't divulge any details for six months. >> thank you so much. really, really appreciate it. kathie lee will come back over and join me. and up next, if you're looking for mr. right, work goiwe're go tell you how to find him. [ female announcer ] it can creep up on you. dry skin.
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as you probably know by now, "today" is throwing wedding number 11 and melissa and jeremy gebhardt exchanged vows on our plaza. >> they met in high school, but true love doesn't come that easy or early for most of us. we hit the streets to find out
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how these days singletons are searching for -- >> that's not a nice word. >> single people are searching for mr. and mrs. right. >> the hamtens. >> at a disco in sweden. >> someone introduced us at a wedding. >> a party. >> work for the same company. >> we met in college. >> spanish class. >> advanced biology class. >> school. >> freshman year of college. >> online. >> my brother met his wife who -- >> on the internet. >> on the internet. >> on the internet. >> on the internet. >> you can read somebody's profile. >> mathematically find out who is your best match. >> meeting people through other people is still the best medium. >> introduced by mutual friends. >> friends first. >> started as friends. >> mutual friend introduced us. >> when you don't expect it, somebody special comes along. >> it is a feeling. it is a chemical feeling. and it is an emotional feeling.
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>> there is somebody for everybody in this world except for -- >> stop it. >> diana kirschner is the author of "love in 90 days." you followed what she said for a while, hoda, but what happened? >> first we need to explain diana's philosophy, which i think is a great philosophy. you say you should date multiple people and don't have a lot of intimacy with any of them. >> none. >> right. three guys at the same time, no sex, little kissing, little canoodling is good, and you want to look for at least two months of consistently improving contact before you date someone exclusively. >> the point is, you're not waiting bit phone. i think that's a genius idea. >> the main thing you have to understand here, guys, is this the age of abundant love. >> what do you mean? >> this is the age of abundant love. >> isn't there a reality series about that? >> i'm talking about the real deal. because for first time in history, we have the technology to match people with hundreds if not even a thousand potential matches. we see the explosion of online
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dating. social networking is huge and you can google -- >> you're talking about -- you may meet somebody you have this initial great, you know, contact with, but that doesn't mean that person is meant to be your life partner. >> i talk about "love in 90 days," the research actually shows if you are in a marriage that is a fairly good marriage, you're generally happier, you're generally happier, and even people living together because lots of people are living together right now, more than married, who are in a committed love relationship are happier. >> explain to people who are, let's say, divorced or looking around, the way to find someone. people keep saying in social networking and get on -- >> that requires some vulnerability on your part. >> people feel uncomfortable. >> use the online dating and it is great, it is the norm now. 30 million americans a month are
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using online dating. >> they're not well known people, right? >> you can actually do it, even if i have actually love mentored a number of celebrities. you can do it. you can also use social networking and social networking -- >> how do you use social networking. >> social networking, if you have your own personal page, you can find people from the past, you can meet new people, they're always suggesting people based on your network, right, and you can see on a person's profile what their relationship status is. >> how many of these people are lying? lying about how much money they make, how tall they are, how much they weigh. >> 20% of guys lie in a major way, okay? that's what the research shows. >> she's been through that. >> however, there are ways -- that's why i wrote "love in 90 days" there are ways to establish this, there are ways to weed out the duds and find the studs. >> she's had a lot of success, hoda.
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>> you're a hot ticket. thanks, diana. >> when are you going to listen to the woman? all this week -- >> we have been talking about love. it made us kind of hungry. up next, the lesson in making the biggjt,cies delicusiojuicies burgers, something we can all agree on. >> it will satisfy you, from a guy who won a burger contest, right after this. ♪ this one thing i'll eat, any time of day ♪ pancakes! ♪ from dawn 'til sunset, i'll never walk away ♪ ♪ blueberry pancakes are so good ♪ [ male announcer ] bisquick. pancake lovers unite.
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bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. we're back with "today's kitchen" and getting saucy with the winner of the build a better burger contest winner, jaeger stoltz beat out 7,000 people winning $100,000 in exchange for his burger creation dubbed the strawberry barbecue bacon burger, which mixes sweet and savory. $100,000. >> you're rich. >> smoky and auooey-gooey too. >> what made you think of
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strawberrys? >> memories growing up and this is. we have strawberries in two different spots in the burger in the sauce and in this really yummy crisp salad on the top. let's start with the sauce. >> okay. >> what are we making? strawberrys? >> strawberries. >> what is going on with this? >> we're going to do some tomato paste. and then all of these ingredients, stuff we have at home, yeah. >> soy? >> yeah, low sodium? >> no. >> what's this? >> this is vinegar. >> jaegermeister doesn't care. >> he's ignoring us. >> a little pepper. >> i like some heat. put some pepper in there. and then some olive oil. >> he says he's going to build the kitchen of his dreams with this prize. >> with his 100 grand. >> this whole thing has been so exciting. four years ago i watched the sutter home burger competition on tv. and i'm, like, this is what i do. i cook and i drink, so -- >> we like you. >> these are flavors that i love. >> yes, they are.
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>> let's put it all together and make a burger. >> sounds good. >> hey. >> you're a dreammeister. i like that. >> also, it is so easy, you can make this whole thing in less than 30 minutes. there is your sauce. we want to blend that for probably about a minute at home. >> okay. >> and then second two ingredients we have some molasses, will you scoop that for me? thank you. >> brown sugar? the whole thing? >> and brown sugar. >> okay. >> we simmer this on the stove. or barbecue, during the competition we had awesome weber grills that we to cook everything on. have you ever cooked baken in the rain? >> in the rain? >> ouch. i won't have to wax my brows for a year. >> you wax your brows? >> come on. >> okay. so with the burger, the beef portion, i like a burger to be a burger. and so i have very few seasonings in it. it is soy sauce, the pepper, and italian parsley. it is a cup of italian parsley.
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it seems like a lot -- >> not fresh. >> it adds an earthiness to it. >> an earthy guy too. >> and top it with the ooey-gooey. >> gruyere, i love this. >> this is the ooey-gooey portion with the gruyere on the top. we're going to come back. we're going to have an interactive moment and come back here. >> i have to sing tonight, hoda. >> no cheese for you. >> let's all stack it and make it look good. >> stack it, baby. >> let's do the plate. >> uh-huh. >> start with our bun. >> mm-hmm. can i put the meat on your bun for you? but, wait, are you going to take a bite of the bun? that's the big question. >> no. >> i see how that works for you. >> here's that. will you eat it? >> she'll eat the whole portion. >> we got our beef and smoky bacon. >> smoky bacon. >> i think we might have to
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slide into it. >> not only for the smoke but for the crunch. >> what is this? >> that's that sauce we made. >> the strawberry barbecue sauce with a strawberry base. nice. >> is there a fork and a knife? >> burgers are meant to roll up the sleeves, get messy and do it, right? >> did you wash your hands? >> i did. i just did in the sink. >> get in. >> is there a fork? >> he's standing in front of the forks. >> more cheese, gorgonzola, and then strawberry -- use your hands to pull the whole thing up. you can get messy. >> i can't. >> oh, gosh. i can. i'll do it for both of you. >> we'll have a bite. looks fantastic. >> bacon, my sauce. >> the meat is fabulous! >> jaeger, thank you. >> congratulations, jaeger. you're welcome anytime. up next, week check in with our newlyweds and see how the party is going. can't be as good as ours.
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"today's wedding" is brought to you by chevy. every model is backed by a 100,000 mile, five-year powertrain limited warranty. today is throwing a wedding for melissa and jeremy gebhardt, at their reception as we speak. they're getting ready to cut the cake. >> how is it going, guys? >> it's going great right now. they're getting ready for the big moment. what we all want to know is are you delicate feeders or the frosting in your face? >> i would hope that we're not doing frosting in the face. just because i'm going to be classier than that, but i don't know. >> we'll see. >> okay. >> i'll give you the knives. go ahead, have your moment. >> okay. >> i can't wait to taste it.
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>> we need a plate? >> no, you can just get your fingers all in there. >> i can't get it. can't get it out of there. >> you might have to -- >> this wasn't as we planned, but it will taste amazing. >> start with that? >> are you going to put that in my -- >> yes, i am. >> okay. >> that was lovely. delicious. >> i'll give you a smaller bite than that. >> okay. you guys, congratulations. we're going back to you guys in the studio so they can finally enjoy their reception a little bit more. >> so happy for them. >> i want to see them dancing. >> wish them such a happy life together. by guys. >> tomorrow, toby keith and natasha bedingfield will be with us. >> have an awesome thursday, everybody. [ male announcer ] sacramento and silicon valley
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